I’ve been trying to write this blog post for what seems like forever. Last week when I was trying to write my Dollar Tree haul post, my internet kept going out. My internet has been cutting off and on. I am about to lose it to ATT on the phone if it doesn’t stop acting up. UGH!!!
I love using oils on my skin and hair. When Actually Organic Argan Oil offered me a free bottle to try, I was very excited. Not all argan oil is created equal. This particular brand is very good because it actually made from 100% pure and cold pressed argan oil from Africa. This isn’t the synthetic-kinda mixed with other questionable things type of oil. The owner of the company went to find the purest, best smelling oil. I have been using this oil for a month now. I use it on my cuticles, my hair, the corners of my eyes, my lips, and my elbows. I really have been getting my use out of this oil. I really talk about how I use the oil in the video below. The 4 ounce bottle of Actually Organic Argan Oil is on sale at Amazon for $23.99. I was actually given the 1 ounce bottle. It costs $11.99 and lasts a long time. After all I have been using it for, I still have a great deal of oil left. You really don’t need that much oil for each use. Check out hte video below for more.
Sooo I know you all have been wondering where Jai and The Fat and Skinny on Fashion has been, well I am still here. We’re still here. I took a much needed break throughout the holidays, this blog’s 8th birthday and my very own 30th birthday! I needed to take a break. Sometimes you just need time to relax, relate, and release. Don’t worry. The blog will be back with more vlogs and fashion news. Happy new year!
Holiday parties are in full force now and everyone is looking for a great holiday beauty look to wear. I found this video on YouTube at Jordan Liberty’s channel and it is the hottest holiday beauty look for parties and more. I also think red and gold are very festive. Gloss also makes a flossy glossy holiday look. This look has the best of both worlds-red and glossy. If you just like the the red look, you can stop there. If you want to keep going with the glam, finish the video to find out how to get the glossy eye.
The holidays can be a stressful time. Couple that with the anxiety most people seem to be feeling this year, and it all can be a bit overwhelming. If you are stressed out or looking for a good post workout stretch session try this video from JessicaSmithTV. I’ve been using her workout videos on YouTube for awhile now, and I really like them.
The other day I did a beauty gifts under $100 gift guide post, and today I am doing a plus size gift guide. Since my blog mainly caters to plus size women, I thought it would be nice to show some items that would be great for any friend or family member … or even yourself. I picked a bunch of different items from ASOS Curve, Eloquii, Dress Barn, and Forever 21.
Hey everybody! This is the last holiday gift guide post for holiday gift guide week! I hope you have enjoyed the other posts- beauty gifts under $100 and plus size gifts. The gifts in the gift guide today are the cutest little stocking stuffers and gifts under $100 that are great not just for your friends, but also yourself. I found cute animal themed shower caps, cutely phrased to-go coffee mugs, and accessories that are just too kawaii to pass up. Check out all the gifts under $100 below!
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You have about two or three weeks to get all of your Christmas shopping done online and in stores. I decided to do a bunch of gift guides this week to show you a few gifts that you could get for a friend or family member or….yourself. Today I am focusing on beauty gifts under $100. Sephora and Ulta have a ton of gifts sets that are targeted to men, women, perfume lovers, makeup lovers, and more. I love looking at and sometimes shopping these beauty sets for myself every year. I also like buying these gifts sets for friends and family because it they are easy to pick, choose, bag up or warp, and give. Another reason I love these beauty gift sets is the fact that I can try beauty products that I have been interested in for awhile, but I haven’t tried yet because I was not trying to buy a full sized product I haven’t used yet. This is a super simple way to save your coins. Check out these holiday beauty gifts under $100 below.
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Happy Thanksgiving TFAS fam! The big Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales list is back. This sales list will be updated throughout the week and once the sales are through…..this post will be deleted. The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.
The weather is finally starting to get cooler, and this is the time where my scalp starts to get itchy. I am so glad Canviiy showed up in my inbox with a free sample. Thank you Canviiy for the free sample. Y’all this product is so good. Canviiy is a combination of different oils and ingredients that, when used on the scalp with the easy to use applicator, stops the itch. It truly works. I tried the samples they gave me, and I was so amazed by it. I usually use tea tree oil to stop the itch, but Canviiy swears by their product and claim that it gives you a long-lasting scalp soothing sensation.
Missguided is another retailer bringing the 90s back with slip dresses. I haven’t seen these types of dresses in a long time. I remember when cami dresses, slip dresses or camisoles-depending on who is talking about them- worn over white tees were all the rage. Camisole dresses were really easy to wear because all you had to do, depending on the season, is wear them by themselves or with a tee or turtleneck. If it was slightly chilly, you could wear a long cardigan or duster coat with one. The beauty in these dresses is that when you can dress them up or down depending on how fancy they look. Some can even be one to a formal event, and you can wear them with a lot of different types of shoes depending on the mood. Slip dresses look great with Converse, boots, and heels.
This is an honest review. I was gifted these boots from River Island.
I was recently contacted by someone from River Island to check out their products. I had never shopped there before because they used to only carry straight sizes and I am plus sized. A while ago the British retailer introduced plus sizes to their product line. They come in sizes 14-24, and are actually really cute. That isn’t much of a surprise considering how fashionable the straight size line is.
Velvet is a big part of fall and winter wardrobes. It also looks great during the holiday season since it is so warm and inviting. Eloquii has some great velvet party looks for you to try this year. I am loving the great variety that these looks bring to any wardrobe. There is a little something for everyone to wear for many different occasions. Don’t be confused by me saying that these are just velvet party looks. These aren’t just velvet party looks. You can actually wear some of these pieces to work, out to eat with friends, to church, and even just as everyday seasonal items in your wardrobe. The thing I like about Eloquii is that they really are on trend with what is going on in the fashion industry at the moment. I know I say this every time I talk about them, but it is true. Eloquii is one of those plus size brands that you know is going to bring it’s A-game when it comes to the latest trends in fashion, and that their most current items are seriously going to be on point and have you looking your best. That is why they are always selling out or selling fast.
First off I want to say thank you to Olga Intimate’s for sending me this lovely box of goodies from their new Flirty Collection. Even though I was sent these lovely items, this is a true review. If you aren’t familiar with the Olga Flirty Collection yet, please read the rest of this post and check out the video. Olga Intimates has a new line of lingerie out for plus size women called the Flirty Collection. I was sent a few items from the collection and decided to do a video below to give you my first impressions on this #FearlesslyFlirty line.
I haven’t tried my pieces on yet, but I honestly can’t wait to try them out. The fabrics feel great, the straps looks sturdy, and most of the bras are smoothing. They panty seemed comfortable too. I am usually not that big into lingerie. I just want something functional that fits. Most of the time, being a full figured bra wearer, it is hard for me to even find affordable bras that don’t cost under $60. I did find one bra brand at Walmart that sells cheaper, surprisingly well made bras, but the secret is out on them. Now when I go to Walmart, they are almost always sold out, or I have to fight through a mess on the racks to find what I want. They also rarely sell those bras on their website. With these bras, panties, and babydoll slips from Olga, I don’t have to do that. The Olga Flirty collection is affordable and readily available now online and in stores. Check below for details. Photos from Olga.
Halloween is right around the corner, and I am sure some of y’all still haven’t figured out what you all want to be. I’m not so sure if I know what I want to be either. I don’t even know if I am doing anything special that night. Hmmm… Maybe I will go as a nasty woman? Anyway. Here are five Halloween makeup tutorials that will surely inspire you to trick or treat or just wait for the 50% off candy sales the very next day like I do.
Payless has some really great wide calf boots this year. I saw a few options that were either flat, heeled, or wedged. I think that is great because it adds variety to a woman’s wardrobe. My favorite boot is the Tasha Tall Boot. It comes in cognac and black. It is a simple flat boot with a wide calf. It comes in regular sizes too, but I need the boot to be wide calf for it to fit. With the extended calf sizes that Payless has, these boots just might be the ones that I buy. Boot shoe sizes go up to a size 13 for women at Payless, and the calf sizes range from 16.4 inches to 19 inches. Measure the full circumference of your foot to see what you need. I am glad that Payless has a few options because this is something that the industry needs to work on. It used to be so hard to find wide calf boots. Then the few options that were available were too expensive. I’m glad Payless is here with variety and affordability.
It is that time of the year again where I start to look for some wigs to use as protective styles for my natural hair. Half wigs are great because they are easy, usually cheap, low maintenance styles that can protect my natural hair from the cold, dry air. I always start the wig search process by going on YouTube and checking out the latest tutorials and wig hauls. I’ve seen quite a few wig hauls on these new Outre half wigs, and I think these might be the best half wigs for natural hair.
While both of my states in the Carolinas are recovering from Hurricane Matthew, I thought I would share some good news with you. I am so happy to finally be able to introduce one of the first items in my clothing line. It is called the Unisex Seether Oversized Crop Top. All of the pieces in my collection are named after my favorite 90s rock songs that were either made or sung by women. This item will be available soon. I can’t wait to share it with you all. You may have seen it on my Instagram where it was worn by my friend Alexis from Alexis Style. She is always down to support. Thank you so much.
Thanks to BrandBacker and Valentia, I was recently given the chance to try the Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum. I have used and reviewed another Valentia product before and loved it. When I was asked to try this product, I was very excited because I know they have some really good products. The Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum is another keeper.
If you have been following my blog, then you know that I have been writing a three part Cleaning Out Your Closet series this month. The first post featured Tiffany Marie Tucker and taught you how to build a capsule wardrobe. The second post showed you how to organize your closet. The third post will teach you how to organize your jewelry. Organizing your jewelry can get messy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes people have necklaces all tangled up and earrings and rings all over the place. Bracelets….yeah. Who knows where they are? You don’t have to lose your jewelry or get it tangled up. Look below to see a few things that will help you stay organized.